Conrad Swanson

investigative journalist

Clips

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Colorado GOP Chair Ken Buck pressured local official to submit incorrect election results

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What happened to the Colorado Republican Party?
Out of power in a changing state, the GOP is in soul-searching mode

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Colorado’s vote-by-mail ballots begin life in Washington State and end in storage. Here’s what happens in between.

 

Bio

Conrad Swanson is an investigative journalist covering government and politics. 

After graduating from the University of Iowa with a dual degree in journalism and economics, Swanson spent his first years as a journalist working as a freelance photographer and a breaking news reporter.

 

He joined the reporting team at the Lawrence Journal-World in 2014 and uncovered several  scandals within the local police department and the University of Kansas Athletic Department.  next covered city and state politics for the Colorado Springs Gazette. 

Swanson covered state and city politics for the Colorado Springs Gazette, where he investigated local developments, secret government meetings, new legislation, and more. 

 

He joined The Denver Post in late 2019 he covers city politics.

When he's not writing or tweeting, Swanson - an Iowa native - enjoys hiking Colorado's mountains with his wife, Kayah, and his dog, Lola.

 

Awards

Second Place

Best Sustained Coverage

COLORADO PRESS ASSOCIATION 2018 AWARDS

Colorado Springs City Council action in executive session raises legal questions

Second Place

Best Series

COLORADO PRESS ASSOCIATION 2017 AWARDS

SOUTHEAST: Terry Ragan’s southest apartment complexes account for more than half of all city code enforcement housing cases

First Place

Government/Political Story 

KANSAS PRESS ASSOCIATION 2016 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Keeping Track of Tickets:

An Investigation into the Ticket Voiding Practices of the Lawrence Police Department

 

Contact

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